NPA Rural Skills Horticulture SCQF Level 5 NPA

What is special about this course?

Much of your learning will be in a real or realistic work-setting and you will be undertaking practical tasks in an outdoor environment although there will also be some theoretical classroom sessions.

You will undertake an investigation of a rural business, examining how it is run, how it fits in with the local community and how the business could diversify into other areas.

Entry requirements

Ideally you will already have National 4 Rural Skills (Skills for Work) and will be expected to have a keen interest in gardening and horticulture.

  • Rural Business Investigation
  • Soft Landscaping: General Plantings
  • Horticultural Skills


Personal Protective Clothing (PPE) will be provided for you.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Skills for Work

How long will my course last?


Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Argyll

Start date

In most schools this course will start in June.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Progression for this course could be ..

NC Horticulture – in college

Modern Apprenticeship – work based

Is there more information available online?

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This course is part of our schools-link senior phase programme and is embedded in your option choices at school. If this course is offered by your school speak to your Guidance Teacher and request an application form.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Argyll. UHI Argyll operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.